Tributes to Cilla Black, ‘Liverpool’s Cinderella’, pour in – The Guardian

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Tributes to Cilla Black, 'Liverpool's Cinderella', pour in
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Cilla Black said last year: 'You don't become a dame for doing what you enjoy, as I have, but if they want to give me one I wouldn't turn it down.' Photograph: Frazer Harrison/AFP/Getty Images. James Meikle. Sunday 2 August 2015 10.56 EDT Last modified
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Malaysia says Indian Ocean airplane debris is part of a Boeing 777 – Reuters

Malaysia says Indian Ocean airplane debris is part of a Boeing 777
KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year.

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Kerry says United States, Egypt return to ‘stronger base’ in ties

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri listens as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech during a news conference after meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in CairoBy David Brunnstrom CAIRO (Reuters) – The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart. "Egypt remains vital … to engagement and stability in the region as a whole," said Kerry, who held the first strategic dialogue between the two countries since 2009. "There are obviously circumstances where we have found reason to have grave concern and we have expressed it very publicly," he said at a news conference with Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri.

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Germany’s Merkel has chance of absolute majority, poll shows

German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives diplomatic corps in the Chancellery in BerlinGermany Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership during the Greece crisis has given her conservatives a chance of winning an absolute majority if an election were held next week, an opinion poll on Sunday showed. The chancellor has ruled Germany since 2005 and now governs in coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD). Not since Konrad Adenauer's third term as chancellor ended in 1961 has the CDU/CSU ruled with an absolute majority.

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Iran plans to buy 80-90 Boeing, Airbus planes a year, post sanctions

A man looks at a scale model of Boeing's 787 dreamliner at their booth at the Singapore Air Show in SingaporeIran plans to buy as many as 90 planes per year from Boeing and Airbus to revamp its antiquated fleet once Western sanctions are lifted, its state news agency IRNA quoted a senior aviation official as saying on Sunday. "Iran will buy a total of 80-90 planes per year from the two aviation giants in the first phase of renovating its air fleet," said Mohammad Khodakarami, the caretaker director of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, according to IRNA. Last month's nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers has raised the prospect of banking and trade sanctions on Iran being lifted, perhaps around the end of this year, which would mean a chance to renew a fleet of commercial aircraft whose average age of 23 years is almost twice the international average.

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